Tinubu returns to Nigeria after one-month ‘hibernation’
A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has arrived in Nigeria one month after he departed for the United Kingdom according to his aide, Tunde Rahman.
Tinubu was sighted at the Muritala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA) Lagos accompanied by some of his aides.
There was a rumour making the round about three weeks ago that the former Lagos State Governor was hospitalised in Paris, France, after taken ill.
It was speculated that he tested positive for Covid-19 but his media aide, Rahman swiftly debunked the reports.
“Asiwaju is healthy and does not have Covid-19,” Tunde Rahman, his spokesperson, had said.
“He took his annual trip and as part of the preparation for the trip he took a COVID-19 test which was negative. Since the advent of the pandemic Asiwaju has always done his level best to observe, as strictly as humanly possible, all government advice and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus and to keep himself and those around him safe from harm,” Rahman said.
Tinubu is believed to be nursing the ambition to contest the 2023 presidential election.
Though the Third Republic Senator has not publicly declared his interest in the number one political seat in the country, his allies have started making moves to ensure his emergence as one of the candidates for the next presidential election.